Evaluation of the EU’s Counter-Terrorism Policy Architecture

Jul 1, 2016 - Jan 31, 2017

Project description

This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for
Citizens' Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee,
identifies (counter-) terrorism trends, threats and policies in the EU, focussing
particularly on seven themes, including database access and interoperability,
measures on border security, criminal justice and prevention of radicalisation. It also analyses the coherence and effectiveness of the counter-terrorism policy
(architecture), and issues of cooperation, oversight and implementation, in
particular of seven focus Member States: Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany,
the Netherlands, Slovakia and Spain. Moreover, this study addresses future
scenarios and formulates concrete policy options and recommendations.

This study resulted in a research report entitled ‘The European Union's Policies on Counter-Terrorism. Relevance, Coherence and Effectiveness’. Participating Asser researchers were Berenice Boutin, Wybe Douma, Christophe Paulussen and Onur Güven (affiliated with the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT)).
The project was awarded to PwC and conducted in cooperation with ICCT.